Ginny - posted on 08/15/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
Hi Moms! I have two questions.
My daughter is 18 months and used to have an excellent time falling asleep, but now it's a nightmare! Bed time is usually fine, but when nap time rolls around, she will just scream and cry in her crib. She either wants me in the room with her or she wants to fall asleep on me and rocked. As much as I love cuddling with her, I do not want that to be the only way she will fall asleep. Crying it out doesn't really seem to work and ive tried the walk in walk out method, but so far that only worked once. Also in the morning and when she wakes up from a nap she will usually scream until she is taken out of her crib. She is my first, so this is all new to me. Any suggestions on things that I can do and your experiences.
She used to be an excellent eater and would eat a ton, but now she hardly eats. I'm just worried because she has always been such a peanut but I don't I just want/have a fear of her to become TOO tiny. The pediatrician never worried about her weight because she has always went along with the curve on the chart. It's such a struggle to get her to eat some of the foods she used to devour. She is completely on table food and has been for a while. She used to eat anything I cooked, but now it's more of a struggle and will only eat a little bit at a time. I had called the pediatrician to talk to them about it and they gave me some advice, but also wanted to hear some mom's advice or experiences of their 18 month(or around) old's eating habits.